breathtaking blue mountains bush walk

The plan was to go into the forest to find some wildlife. I did see some but I spend most my time taking pictures of the trail itself. About every few minutes of walking I came across another beautiful view that I had to get a picture of. What you can normally walk in a couple of hours took me 9 hours because I had to set up my tripod and get the right picture every time.

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Here the trail begins and goes down into the valley

I started my hike at the start of the prince Henry cliff walk but instead of walking along the cliffs I went down into the gorge. To get down it takes you through the Leura forest that eventually comes out at the Federal Pass. Before going down a little detour to the Leura waterfalls is definitely worth it. walking along the cliffs on narrow paths makes the walk an amazing adventure.

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The Leura forest.
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Feeling adventurous and curious about what lies around the corner.
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The Leura Waterfall. Not so much water coming down but still a beautiful sight.

After seeing the waterfall, a Big metal staircase that lies a bit further back goes further down into the valley. The dense and intens green forest gives the place a magical feeling. At times it felt like I was in a different world. a mixture of Indiana jones meets jurassic park meets the lord of the rings.

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Even though I didn’t walk that much. It took me a long time and combined with the heat after a few hours a energy boost was needed. Some milk with Granola and a muesli bar with chocolate should do the trick. The location I chose looks peaceful right? It’s not really. While I was sitting there I was constantly being attacked by dozens of mosquitos. they really seemed to like my ankles. I had to stomp my feet every 30 seconds to get them of.

Time for lunch

 

After lunch I continued on my hike. Besides beautiful views I also managed to see some animals. A day in nature for me wouldn’t be complete without some wildlife shots so here are a couple. I hoped to see some more but every day that I see a animal that I haven’t seen before is a good day. Checkout my checklist to see how many I’ve seen.

To end my day of hiking I got treated with a couple more views. The one more breathtaking then the other. Next time I’ll trie a different hike that goes even further into the jungle to a place called The ruined castle.

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The view seen from the ridge of the waterfall

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